Chocolate and Strawberry Tall Cakes

By Katherine

That is a single serving

We tend to favor less fussy desserts and I’d been craving a simple strawberry and chocolate dessert using some leftover puff pastry. On the morning of our anniversary, I asked Greg if he’d roll it out and cut it into squares so we could stack them with layers of strawberries and chocolate for dessert that night. He instead folded them to create triangle shapes. The result was just as tasty. Puff pastry is puff pastry no matter how you fold it. Still we didn’t quite stack them, but if you do you could get one tall dessert.

Strawberry and Chocolate Tall Cakes

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier (or port)
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp port

Toss berries with Grand Marnier and mint. Ours were very ripe and we didn’t use sugar. If yours aren’t add a tablespoon of sugar to help release the juices. Set aside. Roll out puff pastry and cut into squares about three by three inches. Bake on a cookie sheet at 400 until golden, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. In a saucepan, whisk chocolate, cream and port, until combined and just warm enough to pour. Layer the puff pastry with strawberries and chocolate. Makes two to four servings.

Note: If you don’t have port or Grand Marnier, toss the berries with sugar and use 3-4 tablespoons of cream in the chocolate.

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43 Responses to Chocolate and Strawberry Tall Cakes

  1. amberwideman says:

    This looks incredibly delicious…it’s ridiculous! Thanks for sharing and tempting me with this chocolate and berry goodness!

  2. Oh. My. Word.
    Wow! If I could grab one through this screen I would!

  3. A_Boleyn says:

    Looks very tasty and I agree that strawberries macerated in Grand Marnier (which I always have in the house) is terrific. The above only needs some sweetened whipped cream.

  4. nrhatch says:

    Yummy! Well done. 😀

  5. Less fussy, more booze. I’m in! This looks fantastic. 🙂

  6. rutheh says:

    Yes, yes, yes, to strawberries, chocolate and puff pastry. And the liqueur of course.

  7. Now, that’s the perfect dessert right there, everything I’d want is tucked in it!! Then I’d tuck into it!!

  8. Carolyn Chan says:

    Great combination!!

  9. Tandy says:

    You make breakfast very difficult! Now all I want is this, instead of my yogurt and granola 🙂

  10. Fantastically glossy chocolate – looks outrageous:)

  11. An on it’s side stack is equally as appealing!
    🙂 Mandy

  12. Oh wow this is stacking it heavy – I love it 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  13. peasepudding says:

    Lol. I was a bit confused abou the tall cake but as u say puff is puff! Sounds great

  14. Yvette says:

    Strawberries and chocolate are always deliciously divine… a great dessert!

  15. Beautiful – a leaning tower of strawberries!

  16. Jill H says:

    I pretty much love everything you two do, but THIS one just sounds heavenly….I can’t wait to give it a try.

  17. egg me on says:

    Looks berry, berry, chocolatey good!

  18. Ginger says:

    Happy Anniversary 🙂

  19. That chocolate sauce sounds unreal with the port. Holy moly. Doesn’t matter any way you stack it, yum. Happy Anniversary to both of you! 🙂

  20. What a fantastic sounding dessert! Happy Anniversary!

  21. Judy says:

    Chocolate sauce, noted and saved. Feel better just knowing it’s there when I need it. 🙂

  22. spree says:

    Absolutely fantastic! Glossy, juicy, gorgeous!

  23. Kristy says:

    Hope you had an amazing anniversary – it looks like it was a delicious one. 🙂

  24. billpeeler says:

    i agree with your approach to desserts – love unfussy, simple treats like this. Looks absolutely great —- and Happy Anniversary!

  25. Tall food :-(. I like this presentation better.
    Have a great weekend.
    Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com/

  26. Wow, this looks very decadent for such a simple recipe! Local strawberries are abundant here in Nashville at all the markets…I think I will try this for a weekend treat. Thanks for the idea!

  27. zestybeandog says:

    Now this looks really good! Chocolate, Grand Marnier, and strawberries! Yes please!

  28. Courtney says:

    This sounds so good! You can never go wrong with chocolate, strawberries, and liquor! And Happy Anniversary!!

  29. That is one good dessert with the puffed pastry. A great combination…I love it…

  30. niasunset says:

    Yummmyyyyyyy! Thank you dear Rufus, this is amazing I can take from my screen… Have a nice weekend, with my love, nia

  31. Mad Dog says:

    I’m not really a sweet person, but I took one look at the picture and thought, WOW!

  32. simple is always best! love tall food! c

  33. Yum, great way to dress up left over pastries!

  34. Puff pastry is good any which way, but the touch of port is the key to this for me. 😉

  35. Simply perfect, chocolate, strawberries and crunch the perfect combination

  36. Now I’m hating you for this… late night chocolate, pastry, and strawberry cravings aren’t what I’m asking for…looks like after this winter’s over, I’ll have lots of workouts to do…. bookmarked!

  37. k.m. says:

    I don’t have any of these ingredients around, this is a MAJOR problem! Simply gorgeous!

  38. Beautiful! Chocolate and strawberries OMG!

  39. Purely.. Kay says:

    Oh.. wow. I can eat this any darn day of the week. Who doesn’t love chocolate and strawberries of course 🙂

  40. Jessica says:

    Wow, that looks awesome! Also, happy belated anniversary!

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